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Porsche Cayman Cross Turismo, the phenomenon of the name itself

Porsche Cayman Cross Turismo reviews

Positioning of the Porsche Macan Cross Turismo

Probably the most accurate definition for the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo was given during the first Ukrainian meeting with an electric car in the summer of 2021: it is the most "universal station wagon". On the one hand, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car received a body as close as possible to the concept of a "station wagon": an elongated and higher roof at the rear, a fifth door with access to the interior. On the other hand, along the way, he received "bonuses" from the crossover world: increased ground clearance (+20-30 mm relative to the sedan) and protective pads on the lower part of the body.

It all started in 2019, when the Porsche Macan electric sedan debuted. At the beginning of 2021, his cross-version of the Porsche Macan Cross Turismo followed: a station wagon, but with hints of a crossover. However, the history of the Porsche Cayman family does not stand still: the GTS version of the electric car recently debuted. And now the Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo is just a classic station wagon without any "cross" additives.

How the Porsche Cayman Cross Turismo Rides

Rides great. Each acceleration is an acceleration along an even string that connects electrical impulses in the driver's nerve cells with electrical impulses inside Porsche electric motors. You always praise an electric car for such straightforwardness in reactions, but this "German" knows how to surprise. Firstly, the level of dynamics, acceleration, acceleration itself is very high: in fact, you are dealing with the power of a sports car. Secondly, but he is not averse to switching to emotions: when starting with Launch Control, and when the transmission is clicked in the rear motor drive, it seems as if a living organism wakes up inside the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. A kind of beast on wheels, ready to shred asphalt with 285-millimeter tires and betray additional acceleration to this planet!

Do you want to be calmer? Then choose the driving mode "Normal" or "Range", activate the increased recovery button on the steering wheel – and enjoy a normal drive. Even in such modes, the dynamics are more than enough. At the same time, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car always manages to combine the sharpness of the steering wheel and minimal body rolls with an elastic, but not rigid suspension. I admit that the "cross" version is good just for its less dependence on the quality of asphalt: with respect to the Taycan sedan, there are almost no hard bumps on bumps and there is less risk of catching something with bumpers. Yes, you can just relax in the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car! At the same time, without losing the feeling of drive at all. The main point is that the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car turns out to be as versatile as possible not only in its body type and capabilities, but also in its driving character.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

As cool as the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo looks from the front/bottom, it's just as difficult to find a good angle from the back/top. The low wide body promises us an exorbitant drive (it does not deceive!), but the heavy rear part clearly emphasizes that the electric car weighs a considerable 2.2 tons (sharply maneuvering in multidirectional turns, you are convinced of this again and again). The dynamics are all the more surprising: with the promised 4.1 seconds, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car showed 3.9 seconds from the very first attempts – the level of the internal combustion engine supercar from the recent past. But now everything is implemented in the format of an electric cross-station wagon…

How much is hidden in the word "universal". First of all – for the rear passengers, who received a noticeable increase in space above their heads: plus almost five centimeters. This increase is felt, there is more "air" behind. And with a margin for the legs, it was quite good before. One question is why, with almost a 2-meter width of the body, only two adults can fit inside the back normally? Look for the answer in the wide sexy "hips" above the rear wheels. And in general: the formula for recording the interior space from Porsche looks like "4 + 1". They say, here are excellent bucket seats for four people and plus one seat for a reserve, which is impossible to use due to the huge central tunnel.

Needless to say, the interior is permeated with a sense of quality? Every stitch, every scrap of leather, every panel is made to the envy of other well-known electro-competitors. Well, you get it. And the entire front panel is the realm of displays: the dashboard (diagonal 16.8 inches), the central monitor (diagonal 10.9 inches), the touch screen on the middle console (diagonal 8.4 inches), and even a separate optional display for the front passenger (diagonal 10.9 inches). It seems that where is the historical heritage here? But it's worth turning everything off – when suddenly the front panel with its horizontal lines reminds of the Porsche 911 generations 964 and 993 from the 1990s, and the inclined center console evokes the interior of the Porsche Carrera GT supercar of the early 2000s. How symbolic…

The interior is created on the contrast of classic Porsche shapes and modern color displays. And the landing formula "4 + 1" could not even be prescribed – it is already read through bucket seats. Regarding the sedan, there is a reserve of space above the head, the trunk has become larger and it is more convenient to use it. Plus, there is another additional trunk under the hood cover.

Innovations in the Porsche Cayman Cross Turismo electric car

Here, references to past articles are mandatory. Using the example of the Porsche Taycan sedan, the technique of this model (and this family in general) was described for the first time. And acquaintance with the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo model told us all the key differences - a higher roof and more space above the head of the rear passengers, increased ground clearance and preparation for rough terrain. I will note the main points only briefly: these electric vehicles are created on the J1 platform, which was originally developed only for EV models (there are no analogues of ICE), options with rear or all-wheel drive and with two batteries are possible at the buyer's choice.

And if we talk in detail, the Taycan electric car has become revolutionary in many ways: for the first time, an 800 volt power architecture was used (the battery operating voltage is 723 volts), which made it possible to realize charging with a capacity of up to 270 kW when powered by special DC-DC charging stations. This allows you to charge the battery within 5-80% in just 22.5 minutes. It is also possible to charge from AC sources: with a power of 11 kW, it will take 9-10 hours to fully charge the battery. In addition, one of the features of the electric car was a 2-speed transmission (gear ratios 15:1 and 8:1) for the rear electric motor. Moreover, the lowest "power" stage is activated only at the most dynamic and abrupt starts, and under normal driving conditions, the electric car starts moving and goes on immediately at a higher stage.

And now a couple of differences are the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo models. So, this electric car initially provides all-wheel drive with two electric motors and the largest battery: the nominal capacity of 93.4 kWh, the actual capacity used is 83.7 kWh, a total of 33 modules. In addition, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car has an increased clearance (+20-30 mm relative to the Taycan sedan) and original swivel fists in the suspension. Also a feature of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is the GRAVEL off-road mode and an electronic compass, not a chronometer on top of the center console, etc.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

 

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car is interesting for the combination of Taycan technology (in principle, very advanced in itself) and its own technical differences: a few millimeters in size, suspension settings and a given level of clearance, more space for passengers in the rear, increased trunk volume. It seems that all these are trifles – but they set a new perception of this electric car.

The price of the Porsche Cayman Cross Turismo and its competitors

Let's remember the Porsche Taycan sedan again and immediately forget it: the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo cross wagon repeats it only partially: be sure to keep in mind that only a large battery and all-wheel drive were initially offered for the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. There are four main versions, they differ in power / equipment / power reserve - and price.

The range opens with the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4 (from 87,600 euros): maximum 476 hp and 500 Nm, power reserve 360-456 km, acceleration 0-100 km/ h in 5.1 seconds. The next step is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S version (from 101,700 euros): maximum 571 hp and 650 Nm, power reserve 355-452 km, acceleration 0-100 km/ h in 4.1 seconds. One step higher - modification of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo (from 139 100 euros): maximum 680 hp and 850 Nm, power reserve 345-452 km, acceleration 0-100 km/ h in 3.3 seconds. Finally, in the position of the TOP model is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S (from 168 500 euros): maximum 761 hp and 1050 Nm, power reserve 330-419 km, acceleration 0-100 km/ h in 2.9 seconds.

But this is just the beginning, as the nuances of equipment follow. On the one hand, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S electric car offers a good package "in the base": adaptive air suspension, active aerodynamics (retractable spoiler), 2-zone "climate", LED headlights, seats with electric settings, an instrument panel based on a 16.8-inch display, hi-fi audio, multimedia PCM (Porsche Communication Management) and much more. On the other hand, there is space where to roam the options…

Power consumption and power reserve of Porsche Cayman Cross Turismo

My urban energy consumption was 25-27 kWh per 100 km of travel, which promises us about 300 km of power reserve in the city. If you try to drive as economically and carefully as possible (but then why did you buy a Porsche?), then you can achieve a consumption of about 20 kWh per 100 km - potentially this is a power reserve of 400 + km in the city. If you go as dynamically as possible, then the consumption exceeds 30 kWh – and this is already 250 km in the city. On the highway at a speed of 80-90 km/h, the consumption is 17-18 kWh per 100 km, at a speed of 110-120 km/ h it increases to 24-25 kWh per 100 km. Let me remind you that the manufacturer for the 4S version promises a power reserve of 388-452 km on the WLTP measuring cycle. I also note that the test drive took place at a good time – at the end of autumn; also take into account the energy consumption for air conditioning (in summer) and the interior heater (in winter).

The total warranty for an electric car is two years without mileage limitation. There is also a separate warranty for the battery - eight years or 160,000 km of mileage. Maintenance must be carried out every 30 thousand km or every 2 years. The minimum price is about 4.9 thousand UAH.

Prices for electric vehicles and service are listed as of January, excluding additional discounts and promotions when buying or servicing. The service data is indicated for Kiev, in other cities / regions the price may vary.

Safety of Porsche Macan Cross Turismo

At the time of writing, there is no data on the passing of Euro NCAP crash tests by the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car. But these tests were passed by the Porsche Taycan sedan - and received the maximum "5-star" rating." The main comments can be called increased loads on the passenger's chest during a frontal impact, and weak neck protection when struck from behind. But otherwise - high marks for the safety of adults and children, as well as good marks for the operation of various active safety systems.

Finally

What is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car? This is a phenomenon in the market. A real "thing in itself" and a "thing named after itself". And the case when every word in these definitions is important. Firstly, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car is really a "thing in itself": an original body format, a real station wagon for roads and destinations. Secondly, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car is really a "self-named thing": his appearance and interior, his dynamics and ability to hold on to the road unconditionally confirm that we have a Porsche representative in front of us. Finally, thirdly, this is really a "thing": maximum quality and a sense of "premium", but without unnecessary distracting details. Add up the first, second, and third – and you will get an answer to the question why the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo can be called a real phenomenon of the automotive and electric car market of our time.



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